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Greenville, NH

greenville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Greenville Board of Selectmen
Kelley Collins, Town Administrator
Main Street, PO Box 343
Greenville, NH 03048
Telephone (603) 878-2084
Fax (603) 878-5038
E-mail administrator@greenvillenh.org
Web Site www.greenvillenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday, 1 pm - 8 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 12
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 4, 38

Incorporated: 1872
Origin: This town was for many years a part of Mason, which was chartered in 1768. What is now Greenville was alternately known as Slipton, Mason Harbor, and Mason Village. By 1872 it was a prosperous community, its location at the High Falls on the Souhegan River providing access to plentiful water power for the state's first industries. At one time, there were factories making cotton and woolen goods, furniture, shoes, twine, flour, lead pencils, and tinware. Incorporated in 1872, Greenville is the third-youngest town in New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,072 residents in 1880
Population Trends: Population change for Greenville totaled 989 over 54 years, from 1,385 in 1960 to 2,374 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 25 percent. The 2014 Census estimate for Greenville was 2,374 residents, which ranked 127th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 345.1 persons per square mile of land area. Greenville contains 6.9 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $2,068,685
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $19,048,561
Zoning Ordinance 1987/07
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen: Fire Wards
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Chamberlin Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.88
2015 Equalization Ratio 94.4
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.20
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings20.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 945
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 469
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 140
Five or More Units in Structure 102
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 234
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 2,374 402,776
2010 2,105 400,721
2000 2,231 382,384
1990 2,095 336,549
1980 1,988 276,608
1970 1,587 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,218 Female:   1,156
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 183
Age 5 to 19 498
Age 20 to 34 365
Age 35 to 54 683
Age 55 to 64 371
Age 65 and over 274
Median Age 40.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $23,253
Median family income $65,817
Median household income $53,667
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,464
Female $35,500
Individuals below the poverty level 12.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,177 1,141
Employed 1,114 1,071
Unemployed 63 70
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 6.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 127 102
Average Weekly Wage $767 $941
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 193 115
Average Weekly Wage $1,094 $642
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 320 217
Average Weekly Wage $964 $783
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 22 41
Average Weekly Wage $575 $599
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 342 257
Average Weekly Wage $940 $753

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Mascenic Regional (Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich) SAU 87
Career Technology Center(s): Milford HS & Applied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 18
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Daniel Webster; Rivier

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Pilgrim Food, Inc. Vinegar, apple juice, mustard 47 1971
Lamarre Concrete Concrete forms 13 1989
City Line Auto sales 8
Approved Color Corporation Color blends for plastics 6 1975
Haffner's Heating oil, propane 6 2010

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31, 45, 123, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 22 miles; 30 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver RanchRunway2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 32 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 33 miles
Portland, ME 127 miles
Boston, MA 60 miles
New York City, NY 221 miles
Montreal, Quebec 271 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.5%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 11.2%
Commuting to another NH community 74.7%
Commuting out-of-state 14.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Fire Works; Independence Day parade

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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